Arch Linux

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
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First released in 2002, Arch Linux is a Linux distribution for i686 and x86-64 computer architectures. Its design focuses on simplicity, security, and efficiency. Unlike other operating systems that use discrete versions, Arch Linux updates on a rolling release model, offering continuous, incremental upgrades to keep the system up-to-date.

Variations of Arch Linux

  • ArchBSD, which uses the FreeBSD kernel rather than the Linux kernel
  • ArchHurd, which uses the GNU Hurd kernel rather than the Linux kernel
  • Arch Linux ARM, which runs on ARM devices including the Raspberry Pi
  • ArchBang Linux, which implements an Openbox-based desktop environment inspired by Crunchbang Linux

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